Oregon State Parks Day 2011 is Saturday, June 4. Enjoy free park day-use parking, and free camping (for Saturday night, regular campsites only).
Several parks within a couple hours of Portland are hosting special events:
Champoeg State Parks Day – Champoeg State Heritage Area. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free camping & day-use parking. Tours of 1860s Kitchen Garden and Old Champoeg townsite. Junior Ranger program.
Stub Stewart State Parks Day & National Trails Day – L.L. Stub Stewart State Park. Lupine Festival at the Hilltop Day-use Area. The North Face Explore Your Parks. Be active, be outdoors!
Silver Falls State Parks Day & Foot Race – Silver Falls State Park. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Begin the day with a brisk dash over the creek and through the woods in our Annual 5K Foot Race and Youth Development Run. 11:30 a.m. Free BBQ at the Lodge. 2 p.m. History tour.
Fort Stevens State Parks Day Razor Clamming – Fort Stevens State Park. 7:30 a.m. on the beach by the Peter Iredale shipwreck. Program on how to dig for razor clams covers regulations and digging techniques. Limited number of clam guns and shovels provided. Diggers over age 14 must have a valid Oregon shellfish license.
Fort Stevens Living History – Jun 4, 2011 – Jun 5, 2011 at Fort Stevens State Park. Group: U.S. 1st Infantry Division, “Big Red One.” Era: WWII
Tryon Creek State Parks Day – Tryon Creek State Natural Area. 10-11:30 a.m. Wildflower Walk Guided Nature Hike. 7-8:30 p.m. Night Senses Hike. Ever wonder how animals see and hunt at night?
Tryon Creek Guided Nature Hike – Tryon Creek State Natural Area. 10-11:30 a.m. Wildflower Walk. Join a park naturalist for a free, guided nature hike to explore the forest and stream ecosystems and natural history at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
Banks-Vernonia Trail State Parks Day – Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Celebrate at Stub Stewart State Park. The North Face Explore Your Parks event.Oregon State Parks events calendar for more details and more parks!